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Track and Eliminate that Spam!

  Posted on Friday December 15, @10:52AM Pacific
Web Apps Hi, I'm Joseph, a friend of Aaron (the brother of David - the guy who runs this site) and I just found a great site that allows you to find out how spammers got your email address, and even better - a way to stop the spam.

The site is SpamMotel.com and it requires only a small download to work. When you click on the SpamMotel icon on your desktop, a box pops up that lets you type a reminder note to remind you why and to whom the email address is being given. SpamMotel then records this reminder note, and logs the date and time. It creates a special email address for you to give out instead of your real one. Simply paste this special address into whatever field requires it. You're all set; you don't need to do anything else.

Whenever the sender (or spammer) sends you email, it is forwarded to your regular e-mail address along with your reminder note and other useful information, which appears at the top of the e-mail. They tell you when the special address was created. How many e-mails you've received from that sender. The date that the sender last sent you e-mail.

If you're getting spam, it's then easy to temporarily stop or permanently delete that address - effectively stopping the spam.

 
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    Re: Track and Eliminate that Spam!

    by Capt. Jean-Luc Pikachu on Saturday January 13, @03:02AM
    Just wanted to say that I've been using spammotel for quite some time now... It's incredibly easy to use, just log in, click, click and you have a new email address to give to anyone you don't trust (ecommerce sites, bulletin boards, usenet, etc). Very kickass.
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    • Re: Track and Eliminate that Spam!

      by Palmer on Wednesday March 21, @12:52AM
      I want unwanted windows to STOP opening when I'm online!!! Hope this works.

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    Re: Track and Eliminate that Spam!

    by Jack Kerouac on Thursday July 26, @06:26PM
    I really want elephants to stop defecating in my yard. I sure hope the SpamMotel helps out.
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